Beatle’s widow told to let it be over razor wire bid

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The widow of former Beatle George Harrison has failed to get planning permission for a barbed wire boundary fence after one councillor stated: “Razor wire has no place in Henley.”

Olivia Harrison still lives in the mansion in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, she shared with the musician until his death from cancer 11 years ago.

The multi-million home was where the former Beatle was stabbed by an intruder and Mrs Harrison has continued to make improvements to security around the property.

It was revealed yesterday that Henley Town Council had urged its district counterparts to reject her application for a 300-yard section of fencing to be replaced with the razor wire.

The application comes three years after Mrs Harrison applied for a 1,000-yard section to be re-fenced with the wire.

Her neighbour, Rodney Bewes of TV’s Likely Lads fame, had urged she should not get the go-ahead because his cat had been injured three times and he had spent £1,500 on vets. His letter of objection likened the perimeter fence to a German prisoner of war camp.